Parenting Today’s Teens
By Mark Gregston
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Help for the parents of teenagers from Mark Gregston. Feed includes daily 1-minute and a weekend 30-minute program.
||CleanWhat They Wish You Knew||What do you think your teens wish you knew? I live at a residential counseling center in East Texas… and being surrounded by more than fifty teens gives some great opportunities for conversation. I once asked the kids what they wished [...]||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen Talking Backfires||When parents ask me how to better communicate with their teens, I usually start with this: Quit talking. It might seem harsh… like I’m trying to stunt the growth of a parent- child relationship. But actually, keeping your mouth shut [...]||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExplore Activities Together||What are your hobbies? What do you spend your Saturday afternoons doing? Now… one more question: Are you putting the same effort into connecting with your teen, that you’re pouring into your favorite pastime? We all need time to rest, [...]||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDon’t Wish Away Spiritual Growth||The teenage years are important ones. They’re not a time just to “get through” as fast as possible. Especially when it comes to spiritual things! It’s easy to wish away the turbulent teen years. But I wish I could show you what [...]||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFocusing on the Majors||When I was a kid, the music I liked drove my parents crazy. They couldn’t understand why I liked what they called “noise.” You might not like the music your teen listens to, either. But I meet a lot of parents who make a big deal out [...]||2/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWEEKEND: Giving a Big-Picture Perspective to Your Grandkid’s World||Student Story: Blake As a grandparent, you might be removed from the day-to- day aspects of raising your grandchild. But you can still play a unique role in your grandchild’s life that mom and dad can’t! This weekend on Parenting [...]||2/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTake it as a Compliment||Has your child ever said this to you: “I don’t need any help!” “I can do it on my own!” If you have a teen living under your roof, chances are you hear those words all the time. And if they aren’t saying it with their mouths, [...]||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPublic Compliments||While at the airport recently, I watched a dad snap at his 14- year- old son. They had spotted a famous football player on the concourse and asked for a photograph with him. But the whole time they were with the athlete… dad publically [...]||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBoundaries||Kids need boundaries. No matter how hard they try to tell you they don’t need rules… it isn’t true! A lack of limits has the tendency to produce a child that’s selfish, demanding and aggressively controlling. Here’s an analogy. A [...]||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNew Kind of Bully||Bullies have always been part of the playground politics. Most likely, you remember a few of those tangles out on the schoolyard. Though we’ll always find a handful of mean-spirited kids in class… the bullies today are using new [...]||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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love listening and am learning how to deal with both my teen daughters! thank you for caring so much for families and for our youth! god bless you. Sonia velez
Works For Tweens, Too!
My twins are 10. Gregston's work is critical to me in preparing for the years ahead. He really knows his stuff!!
What was said about how the teens in today's world are under so much pressure and expressing angst as a result caused me to pause and reflect on what I see so much in my teen. Good program.